Blog Marketing Reviews

Bad Amazon Ads

Attention authors, particularly indie authors who are doing their own marketing: If you are not treating your advertising with at least the same respect as your book, you’re throwing away your money. In fact, you may be damaging your career. On my Kindle Touch is an advertisement for a book that almost screams “do not buy me!” It’s one of the worst ads I’ve seen on my Kindle screen, and there’s been a few doozys…

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Blog On Writing

A Checklist for Editors

Here’s a checklist of five items I’m looking to get from an editor. Sometimes it makes sense to let a potential editor you’re interested in hiring know what you’re looking for. Be Brutal. When I submit something to an editor, particularly if I am paying that editor, I expect them to be honest and as nit-picky as possible. I’m looking for areas that can be improved. I don’t want their “fixes” drawn out – I…

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Busy busy busy little bees…

My goodness, I need to get to the point where I can write full-time. I get emails 24 hours a day for my day job in IT, which makes it difficult to get large block of writing completed. I end up getting 4-6 hours of sleep between writing and fixing computers. Here’s what I’m working on this weekend: I have a graphic novel project in the works. Sent out several pages of thumbnails to a…

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